Shihad Profile

aka Pacifier
Nick Bollinger
12 May 2013

Shihad began as a bunch of high school kids in love with American speed metal and became New Zealand’s most celebrated hard rock band.

Their long career has not been without crises. Early triumphs were overshadowed by the drug-related death of their manager and mentor Gerald Dwyer, while their name – adapted from the Islamic word "jihad" – almost spelt the group’s demise when the War On Terror broke out, just as the group were poised for a major launch in the USA. Yet they have prevailed – and all without a single membership change in 22 years.

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Home Again
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Dark Times
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Shihad on the cover New Zealand Musician, June /July 2014
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Derail
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Germany, 1994
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La La Land
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My Mind's Sedate
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Big Day Out 1995
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The General Electric (Alternative Video)
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Wellington Town Hall, General Electric Tour 1999
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FVEY, Shihad's 7th album, produced at York Street Studios by Jaz Coleman and released in August 2014
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Shooting My Mind's Sedate video in Wellington with director Reuben Sutherland 1999
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Jon Toogood, Cathedral Square Christchurch, World Aids Day Concert Nov 28 1997
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Shooting Interconnector video in Auckland 1998
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Jon Toogood
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Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Karl Kippenberger, Jon Toogood
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Shihad, 2000
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Yr Head Is A Rock
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Interconnector
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Jaz Coleman, Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Malcolm Welsford - York St studio
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Sleepeater
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It and N.I.B/Born To Be Wild (live 1989)
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Phil Knight - Churn tour, Powerstation
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All The Young Fascists
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Cold Heart (Homegrown 2010)
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Beautiful Machine documentary (trailer)
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Shihad with Gerald Dwyer (in front)
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1995 fax from Shihad manager Gerald Dwyer in Berlin to Wildside Records boss Murray Cammick
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1993
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Tom Larkin and Jon Toogood - recording demos in Wellington
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Otis Frizzell and Bevan Sweeney - Stations video shoot 1994
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Shihad at The Powerstation
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Beautiful Machine
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Shihad - 1996 New Year's Eve party, Dux de Lux, Christchurch Arts Centre
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Jaz Coleman, Karl Kippenberger, Malcolm Welsford - Churn sessions at York St studio
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Interview with Jon Toogood, Tom Larkin and Karl Kippenberger from Shihad, 21 July 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham, art by Johnnie Pain. Wildside.
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Think You're So Free (2014)
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Gimme Gimme
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Wellington Town Hall, General Electric Tour 1999
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Bevan Sweeney and Jon Toogood - Stations video shoot 1994
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Very early Shihad
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Station
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Homegrown Profile: Shihad
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NZ Musician October/November 1990
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Deb's Night Out
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Jon Toogood 2011
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Karl Kippenberger - Churn tour, Powerstation
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Becky Nunes shoots Shihad
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Malcolm Welsford, Jaz Coleman, Phil Knight - Churn sessions at York St studio
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You Again
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Beautiful Machine (Red Bull Studios 2008)
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Lead Or Follow
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Shooting Interconnector video in Auckland 1998
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Gerald Dwyer and Shihad's Jon Toogood at the 1995 Big Day Out
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Ticket, flyer and orginal setlist from 20th March, 1999. Evelyn Hotel, Fiztroy, Victoria
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Tom Larkin
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Pacifier
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Jon Toogood for Hot Metal magazine 1996
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1990 - Jon Toogood, Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Hamish Laing
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2010 interview with RipItUp
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12XU (Wire cover)
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1999
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Tom Larkin
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Members:

Jon Toogood - vocals

Tom Larkin - drums

Karl Kippenberger - bass

Phil Knight - guitar

Hamish Laing - bass